Otis Lee Crenshaw (3 stars)

This article is from 2008.

Season pro stil has fire in his belly

Rich Hall is a man who know show to treat his audience right. While his gigs as plain old Rich Hall back in the mid to late 90s helped forge a ridiculously high standard for the next generation of Fringe stand-ups, it was as C&W legend Otis Lee Crenshaw that the Montana mirth-maker was recognised by the awards people, nabbing the Perrier in 2000.

Eight years on and Otis Lee still has fire in his belly and an improvised song or two up his sleeve, though it’s his prepared numbers about a woman he wishes wasn't in the KKK and Angus from Perth who travelled the earth in search of whisky that hit home.

But most tellingly, even when he's mercilessly ribbing the front row, there's still a lot of love in the room.

Otis Lee Crenshaw, Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 25Aug, 9.20pm, £14--£16 (£12.50-£14.50).

Otis Lee Crenshaw

  • 3 stars

A red-neck, spankingly fun hour from Otis Lee Crenshaw, bandana-wearing creation of comedian Rich Hall. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'.

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